2 children killed, 6 people injured in house fire

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Authorities say a fast-moving house fire in northern New Jersey has killed two children and injured at least six other people.

The fire at the multifamily home in Union City started shortly before 9 a.m. Friday.

"It's a very tough day for Union City" said Mayor Brian Stack during a news conference at the scene.

It quickly consumed the home, sending flames and smoke shooting high into the sky. It was brought under control about 30 minutes later.

The names of the children killed and further details about them were not immediately disclosed. Those injured in the fire were being treated at hospitals for undisclosed injuries.

Six firefighters were also being treated at the scene for what appeared to be minor issues.

The cause of the fire remains under investigation.

The Hudson County Prosecutor's Office advised people to avoid the area of 25th Street between Bergenline Avenue and New York Avenue.

Representatives form the Prosecutor's Office were on the scene along with Union City Police, Emergency Services and North Hudson Regional Fire.

With the Associated Press